Mums Miso Ramen
Updated: Jun 6
Ingredients for two people
To make Japanese style chashu (braised
pork in a soy sauce):
200g shoulder pork or lean pork
100ml soy sauce
1 tbsp cooking wine
2 slices ginger
1 green spring onion
1 star anise
pinch of five spice powder
1 tsp sugar
1 large cabbage leaf
30g corn kernels (fresh or tin)
1 spring onion
30g bean sprouts (optional)
2 tbsp sesame seed (toasted)
For miso soup :
1 litre chicken stock - homemade or store
bought chicken broth
3 tbsp white miso
2 tbsp of the chashu cooking sauce
1-2 tsp chili oil (optional)
2 packs of dried noodles or fresh noodles
1. Roll the pork with cooking string (twine). Rinse quickly with hot water and
place in a small pan. Add soy sauce, cooking wine, water, ginger, green onion,
star anise, five-spice. Boil and turn the heat to low. Cover with aluminium foil
or a lid and cook for 60 mins. Rotate the chashu a few times during cooking.
Add sugar after 45 minutes.
After 60 mins, remove from heat, cool down and cut in thin slices. Keep the
cooking sauce for the soup.
2. Whilst cooking the chashu, bring water to boil in a small saucepan, add
eggs, turn down the heat and cook for 7 minutes. Take out and put into the
cold water and peel the eggs.
3. Cut cabbage roughly, place in a pan, add water, a little salt. Bring to the boil,
turn down the heat and cook for 15 minutes.
4. If using the fresh corn, cook for 5-7 minutes in boiled water. Cool down.
5. Cut spring onion finely.
6. Heat sesame seed in a small frying pan on low heat, toss the sesame seeds
in the pan till they change colour.
7. Heat the chicken stock in the big saucepan, turn down the heat and add
miso gently. Season to taste. If using ready-made stock from the supermarket,
check the salt levels and dilute with water if required.
8. In a separate pot, water and cook your favourite noodles per instructions
on the packet.
9. To assemble- prepare the bowl, add 2 tbsp chashu cooking sauce and 1-2 tsp
chilli sauce (or to your liking). Pour miso soup, then place noodles. Top with
egg, cabbage, chashu, corn, green onion and bean sprouts.
I braised pork in a soy-sauce based seasoning to make just a small amount today.
There are so many varieties of miso, and organic ones are good.
You can buy Chinese chashu (char siu) from your local grocery or deli and add
yourfavourite toppings to enjoy.